On a 78-0 vote, the Assembly approved CTA-cosponsored-bill AB 449.
AB 449 by Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) would make it clear that a district superintendent has the responsibility to report to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) any adverse employment action taken against a certificated employee due to allegations of serious misconduct.
A superintendent's failure to make these reports has serious consequences for the safety of students in that district and other districts.
The bill clarifies that the CCTC may subject the superintendent of the school district or county office of education or the administrator of a charter school to adverse action for unprofessional conduct.
Under AB 449, a refusal or willful neglect to make the report to the CCTC is a misdemeanor, with a fine that may not be paid or reimbursed with public funds. The bill now goes to the Senate.